2019 Sorento LX V6 AWD
Just picked up a used 2019 Sorento V6 3.3L just wondering when I get the oil changed. It suggest synthetic oil. Is that a full or blend and does it matter what I use?
The test methodologies between ACEA A5 and SN Plus are a bit different, so it's necessary to take that into consideration in the apples/apples.
What I find REALLY odd is that in lieu of ACEA A5 they permit some rather lower spec'd (downright antique specs, actually) oils as alternatives when there are oils closer to ACEA A5 spec available!
Why not SN or GF-5 or or or ??? Why this old stuff instead??? From the 2016 Sorento manual:
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Just what it said in the manual. It said synthetic but didn’t specify blend or fullSynthetic is fine. Where did you get the suggestion? Did it suggest the viscosity?
WalMart has a fine offering of oils at a reasonable price. The owners manual should have the usage chart in it.